The shortest path from A to B is a straight line, but is it the best road? After 13 years as an expat, I’m back in Melbourne, Australia, with time to look at where I’ve been, where I’m going and why the heck I haven’t published a novel yet. The protagonist in my work in progress is an expat blogger, so I figured I’d better get some firsthand experience with my own blog. When the time is right, I look forward to introducing you to Tara Scott.

Update: I am now represented by NAC, New Authors Collective, an Australian literary agent with an international focus. Read about the advantages of having an agent in Five Reasons to Sign With a Literary Agent.

Please click here to view latest posts, or follow the links below. The latest blog is the second of three about creating an online presence for writers—A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Writers.

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